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CBO: Senate Bill on Licensing Framework for Updated Nuclear Reactors Would Cost $47M Over 5 Years

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The Congressional Budget Office has said a Senate bill that would require the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to create a regulatory licensing structure for nuclear reactors that have undergone technology and design updates would cost approximately $47 million from fiscal years 2017 through 2021. CBO said in a report published Wednesday that the …

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Air Force’s Randall Walden: B-21 Aircraft Dev’t Contract Value Should Remain Classified

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Randall Walden, director and program executive officer of the U.S. Air Force’s rapid capabilities office, has said the value of the engineering, manufacturing and development contract for the B-21 Long-Range Strike Bomber aircraft should remain classified, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Richard Whittle writes Walden said at a Mitchell Institute event that …

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Gen. David Goldfein: Air Force Should Disclose Value of B-21 Bomber Aircraft Devt Contract

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Gen. David Goldfein, U.S. Air Force vice chief of staff, has said he agrees with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) that the service branch should disclose the value of the B-21 Long-Range Strike Bomber contract, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. writes Goldfein made the remarks during a …

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Senate OKs FY 2017 Defense Policy Bill in 85-13 Vote

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The Senate voted 85-13 to pass a bill that would authorize $602 billion in defense budget for fiscal year 2017, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act contains acquisition reform provisions, including a measure that would limit cost-plus contracts and a proposal to remove …

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House OKs $622M Package for Zika Response Effort

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House lawmakers have cleared a $622.1 million funding package for response efforts that aim to help mitigate the threat from the Zika virus and prevent its spread. The Zika Response Appropriations Act received a vote of 241-184 to approve fiscal year 2016 funds for agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, …

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